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17 August 2018

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Bill Tozer

Re: Dumbest cartoon in a coon’s age and the media IS the enemy of the people.

Ok, dear readers, how many news outlets are talking about real news? Are we ready for World War III? Instead, we get Stormy and Omarosa and Michael Wolff and long editorials saying Trump is stiffening/stamping out free speech as they exercise free speech liberally, lol. How many of Punchy’s 30 news feeds are touching upon China preparing for World War III, hmmm? Did you hear the following on CNN or MSNBC or The Nuff-n-Puff Farting Post?

“Over the last three years, the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against US and allied targets,” the document states, noting how China is pushing its operations out into the Pacific.
In August 2017, six Chinese H-6K bombers flew through the Miyako Strait in the southwest of the Japanese islands, and then for the first time turned north to fly east of Okinawa, where 47,000 US troops are based.
The PLA may demonstrate the “capability to strike US and allied forces and military bases in the western Pacific Ocean, including Guam,” the report says.”

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2160095/chinese-bombers-are-training-strike-us-targets-pacific

Went back 6 months and found buried articles, then more and stopped at this one 18 months ago. As RT points out, the US media is too concerned with Trump’s Twwets to see the world around them. Sad. From 18 months ago.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2160095/chinese-bombers-are-training-strike-us-targets-pacific

Yo media. If Trump was a dictator, you would not be able to call him a dictator. It’s true. The best thing about the cartoon ran down the cartoonist’s leg.

scenes

"Obama’s PPD-20 has hamstrung America’s ability to defend and counter cyberattacks"

I expect that there's an awful lot of institutional inertia in military and intelligence computer operations. The people to blame likely aren't publicly known.

My take is that they should remove a large fraction (a really large fraction) of the money spent on surveillance, especially surveillance of US citizens, and from aggressive measures against others and spend the time and money on hardening systems within the US. Safety standard on COTS products, worry a bit more about banking/embedded systems at utilities/communications infrastructure and a bit less about putting back doors in CPUs, routers, social media, encryption standards.

As often as not, the enemy will be a bunch of smart guys in Belorus and not some state that you can apply pressure to in a number of ways.

If a side effect of building secure systems is to allow terrorists and evil Nazis to communicate, I think that's an OK trade-off.

scenes

oops, sorry. "Belarus", not "Belorus". My hands were typing Belorussia. It's spelled Беларусь anyhow.

Bill Tozer

Dr. Rebane! Its as plain as the nose of your face. I can’t believe you can’t the forest from the trees on this one, sir. Guess you wanted so badly to give The Union the benefit of the doubt.

“Dumbest cartoon in a coon’s age was published in the 17aug18 Union. Have no idea how this got by the newspaper’s editorial policy. Nothing against the paper publishing anti-Trump stuff, but this contribution is simply butt stupid, and doesn’t reflect well on how The Union thinks of its readership.”

How silly of you, sir. Have you forgot about the 350 newspapers who promised to join in and do their part to protest Trump calling the media the enemy of the American people? The Union was just doings it’s part, albeit in a chicken shit way. Have them write a big ole front page editorial and quit beating about the bush. What a bunch of scaredy cat pussies.

Did like how the dishonest media ranted and raged about the traitor Brennan getting his security clearance yanked, as if he has a life time right to keep it to view highly classified documents while he works for CNN, ROFLMAO. They tied it all into a free speech issue! Unbelievable. Strike that. Never underestimate the enemy of the American people. Yep, as Brennan is given a full page NYT Editorial to declare his free speech rights are being hindered, not to mention CNN and MSNBC and MSM and 350 newspapers and a host of others being a megaphone for his speech.
And Brennan can say anything he wants anytime he wants...as long has he honors his oath to, unlike Hillary, protect state secrets. Fact is stranger than fiction. Nobody has restricted his free speech. With shit for brains like that in our media, no wonder they are becoming ingrained in the American people’s minds that they are the enemy of Truth, Justice, and the American way. Trump is taking away Brennan’s right to free speech! No wonder people distrust the press, you bunch of asswipes.....speaking generally of course.

Now the press are crying and demanding to tell Trump to quit calling them the enemy. Make him stop it, make him stop it, whine whine sob, stomp feet, sob, cry, pound spoon, sob scream, throw food. They act Mt upset and offended, lol.

Yo media, it is nothing Trump said or done that makes you appear ole the unhinged dishonest partisan hacks doing more damage to our country than Russia could ever dream of doing. It’s YOUR own words and actions that makes you appear anti-American, not Trump.
Respect is earned, not given....that even applies to you, The Union. If you don’t take a strong stance against Trump, you will be labeled as a bunch of racists. Can you withstand the coming storm coming from the Left or are not up to the task? Hmmmm? And we all know how the violent Alt-Left treats racists. They will go after your advertisers and harass your reporters at home and at play. Best take a strong stance against Trump or else you will be made to pay...by your own, not the right.

KellyAnn said it best when referring to those who want to abolish ICE, but it is perfect for the lamestream Leftinista press: “The intersectionality of arrogance and ignorance.”

fish

Posted by: scenes | 17 August 2018 at 12:24 PM


oops, sorry. "Belarus", not "Belorus". My hands were typing Belorussia. It's spelled Беларусь anyhow.


I wouldn't apologize for spelling errors scenes......if spelling mistakes were a crime, 80% of the regular posters here would get the electric chair!

Bill Tozer

12:58 pm.
I resemble that remark. I think I would like to go by lethal injection. The first shot makes you go to sleep. Nobody likes to be awaken from a nice good nappy-pooh. The second shot makes sure that doesn’t happen. Like Rip VanWrinkle, except a bit longer.
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Re: Dumbest cartoon.

The judge in the Manafort case revealed today that he is receiving threats. To prevent the jurors from receiving the same kind of threats, guess who is demanding Hiz Honor release the name of the jurors? CNN! Yeah, they will keep the names of the jurors secret and make sure a wave of threats against their persons and loved ones will not be leaked to sway any fencesitters on the jury’s minds,

CNN: The most trusted name in news, ROFLMAO. Trust us.

Bill Tozer

“Remember that time 350+ newspapers published coordinated editorials decrying the Obama admin’s attack on Sharyl Attkisson for exercising her right to freedom of the press? Oh yeah… me either.” —Liz Wheeler


Bill Tozer

Clinton and Cuomo committed gaffes of the kind Michael Kinsley described as the blurting out of truths the speaker believes but desperately does not want a wider audience to know.

These clingers to their Bibles, bigotries and guns are the people the mainstream media, 10 years later, deride and dismiss as “Trump’s base.”

What Clinton, Cuomo and Obama spilled out reveals what is really behind the cultural and ideological wars of America today.

Most media elites accept the historic indictment — that before the Progressives came, this country was mired in racism, sexism, homophobia and xenophobia, and that its history had been a long catalog of crimes against indigenous peoples, Africans brought here in bondage, Mexicans whose lands we stole, migrants, and women and gays who were denied equality.

The people who cheer Trump believe the country they inherited from their fathers was a great, good and glorious country, and that the media who detest Trump also despise them.

For such as these, Trump cannot scourge the media often enough.

http://buchanan.org/blog/can-america-ever-come-together-again-129899

Don Bessee

The pack killed the wolf who spews hate -

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/08/17/netflix-scraps-comic-michelle-wolfs-series.html

;-)

"M"

George,,,any citizen can have a political viewpoint or choose to get involved in politics and the wind can blow in different directions...

Please provide evidence of specific institutions that entirely political,,,that should not be political in their mission.

scenes

"Please provide evidence of specific institutions that are entirely political but should not be political in their mission." (edit for readability)

Are any institutions 'entirely' political? It's certainly easy to find needlessly political institutions, or at least ones that mission creeped their way into areas that are political in nature.

In the public domain, the Sierra Club is a canonical example.

It's certainly hard to argue that senior staff at the more public of the 17 intelligence agencies publicly chose (and continue to choose) sides in the current political maelstrom. Given the surveillance society we've managed to put together, this matters more than it used to.

"M"

In the public domain, the Sierra Club is a canonical example. edited for relevance to Blog Post Addendum.

scenes

re: "M"@8:57PM

Perhaps you should be more exact when you say "Please provide evidence of specific institutions that are entirely political but should not be political in their mission."

I don't think the word 'institution' means what you think it means.

George Rebane

M 824am - Recommend you do a better job at referencing to what your abbreviated and fragmented comment pertains. Assuming you're talking about our intel community, the evidence abounds from the public, months-long anti-Trump tirades their now former leadership spouts, and also in the record of how they have purposely mishandled established procedures, covered up communications, and refused to release documents to relevant congressional investigative committees. That you don't hear of this in the lamestream media does not mean that it has not happened and is not happening now. The CIA, FBI, NSA, ... should not be political organs of our federal government.

Walt

Here we go again.
https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/08/16/kids-soda-restaurants/
" A new state bill would give kids two options with their meals at restaurants—water or milk.

Senate Bill 1192 would make water or milk the default drink for kids meals in a push to reduce obesity and access to sugary drinks for children.

The Gov.(state this time) thinks it know how to raise your children better than you.

So when I take the Grand kids out to eat, I will order the soda. Then slide it on over.... Go ahead. Call a cop.

"M"

Posted by: George Rebane | 18 August 2018 at 10:11 AM - realized my referencing error after I hit send.

That said,,,most of your latest post is not any truer now than it ever was. J Edgar Hoover and Joseph McCarthy went off the rails long ago with their commie witch hunts...
Your ilk merely does not like it when their conspiratorial minds think it is happening to them.
But if what you say is true,,, Why did the same people you want to toss under the steamroller go after Hillary,,,and end up costing her the election???

,,,cue the crickets,,,

George Rebane

M 1110am - that barn has been endlessly circled in these pages and the media - all of our thoughts on the matter are here archived. But the sum and substance of it was that Comey's October surprise was delivered to cover his ass (after the July debacle) at the no presumed cost of Hillary's certain victory after which all such questions would have suffered a quiet but prompt death.

Robert Cross

" The CIA, FBI, NSA, ... should not be political organs of our federal government." In the real world they aren't. Trumpy has purposely painted them in a political light to deflect and discredit their investigations (witch hunt) into his alleged misdeeds and throw them in with the other enemies of the people like the free press (fake news). Don't you find it rather odd that every single critic and criticism is "politically motivated" and every single critical news story or report of misdeeds and lies is "fake news," especially when the stories keep changing and the trumpets keep back tracking on who said what, when, where, and why? It seems like a statistical anomaly.

If you want to talk about political organs how about the Republican orchestrated "911 investigation" (cost $15M) which was deeply flawed and neglected key issues (protecting the Saudis or some other sinister conspiracy?) or Ken Starr's Whitewater debacle (truly a witch hunt cost $60M) which discovered that the Clintons made a bad $30K land investment (the focus of the investigation), but in the meantime discovered that Billy Boy got a BJ from Monica, which was completely unrelated to the defined focus of the investigation, but totally satisfied the real intent which was find dirt to discredit the Clintons; a reoccurring theme among Republicans or so it seems. Now which of these two issues warranted the larger budget?

Trump's problems are real (as evidenced by the numerous indictments and disclosures of close associates) and he is attempting to weasel his way out of trouble by constantly babbling in an effort to discredit the very institutions that are designed to be the non-political watchdogs. By claiming political bias and then seeking to quiet critics like John Brennin and the many former law enforcement and intelligence officials from both parties who stepped up in Brennin's defense, trump hopes to put his small finger in the dike. His use of the same bully tactics he has used all of his life in business aren't going to work is this situation. International politics is a way bigger stage with much more at stake than a reality TV show star, and the players are a lot more astute. It is a real possibility that trump will get thrown under the bus by the Russians.

Todd Juvinall

Robert Cross | 18 August 2018 at 11:35 AM

Really? It looks to me like your pals Obama and Comey etal made the intel community political not Trump. He is trying to clean them out.

"M"

Posted by: George Rebane | 18 August 2018 at 11:27 AM - you are so wrong,,,as soon as the Comey letter came out I thought Hillary was toast.

Many people were already pissed that with the DNC and the clubby girls and boys running the show for nominating her.

Who was that lame fool who Hillary debated for the Democratic nomination anyway? That was a setup joke of a debate.

People were getting sick of Hillary screw ups,,, and the Pubber Propagandists were doing a good job of reminding everyone of them.

Maybe someday soon pubbers will get sick of trumpski screw ups and try to find someone with some integrity.

scenes

" The CIA, FBI, NSA, ... should not be political organs of our federal government." In the real world they aren't.

lmfao.

Seriously, what turnip truck did you fall off of? Intelligence agencies are always political, it's just a matter of degree. The current bunch needs to turn it down a little is all.

I'm afraid that the war on terra also caused a certain amount of metastasizing in that community.

For pity's sake man, have you ever heard of J. Edgar Hoover?

Bill Tozer

Re: the politicalization of intelligence agencies,and the press abetting a cover up.

A recent foray into the Union’s Facebook comment wars was both enlightening and saddening concerning the biggest scandal ever to hit this nation, i.e., the Russian Collusion Hoax. The total farce. The biggest Hoax and Swindle ever in our country’s history.
Rouge top officials of our intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies hatching plans to exonerate the criminal activities of one political candidate and pin bogus charges on another candidate to nullify the election results of 2016. The bloodless coup.

But, where to begin? The e-mails scandals of HRC’s private server or the e-mail scandals of the Wikileaks releases? The counter-intelligence fishing expeditions and set up of Trump before or after the FBI investigation opened of the Trump Campaign? Before or after Election Day? The evidence submitted (and sworn to be verified) of the FISA warrant or the unverified allegations submitted to obtain the FISA warrant? And on and on it goes.

It’s like how does one educate the Lefties in a comment stream with 100s of jewels gleamed from documented testimony, FOIA requests, hand written notes, thousands upon thousands of pages of released unclassified infor, and hours of piercing work to piece it together in a simple sentence or ten? It’s like describing to a blind man the color of a wildflower when the sun hits it just right. Answer, you can’t and therefore you don’t.

My discouragement was lessened today when browsing the internet under the topic ‘Bruce Ohr’ I realized after glancing briefly at the most recent google links titled “Who is Bruce Ohr”, “5 things you need to know about Bruce Ohr” and more along the lines of ‘Bruce Ohr is not exactly a household name until Trump called him out on a tweet 11 hours ago.” Most folks simply have not dig into the story.

I realized that the average Union reader and commenter has not a clue to the volumes of articles and PDF’s I or others have poured over have to find a magic sentence tucked in 495 pages that reveal another layer of skin to be pulled off the onion. Drip by drip. I have posted whole links or read whole articles from trusted sources with documentation just to read something such as Bruce Ohr communicating with Steel fretting over an upcoming testimony and wondering if the firewall will hold up. And on and on it goes, not to mention Justice Department protocols and mandated procedures and opinions from the Office of Legal Affairs which advises the President on Constitutional matters.

What do you say in reply to someone who says prove it? How to you reply with two, three different timelines from two, three diffent pronges of attack by the politicized (weaponized) Clinton Machine/government/Deep State as they become the same thing in one instance and put on another face in another instance ? I have always said since before the 2016 election cycle the Clinton Politicial Machine was more powerful and had deeper tentacles into the US government and oligarchs and foreign kingdoms than any political machine in our nation’s history. The Clinton Political Machine in and of itself is bigger and more powerful than the Democrat Party or the Republican Party or any political party our nation has ever known.
So, where do you start to address an uninformed unknowing readership?

How does one respond to prove it? One long book only will scratch the surface, ten might do it...but leaving stuff out.

Bill Tozer

The politicization of everything:

With the arrival (finally) of the much delayed and much needed condemnation of the weekly bloodbath on the streets of Chicago, I have be musing to myself when little piglet David Hogg will show up with his armed security guards to lead a march down the Windy City’s streets to decry gun violence. Figured he would not venture there for 5 even minutes. I figured correct.
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School is back in session. A look a Stoneman Douglas six months later: its politicalized.

“I find it deeply disturbing that the Broward County school district reported no instances of bullying, harassment, battery, or trespassing at Stoneman Douglas for the entire 2016-17 school year. None.

That’s not just a problem—it’s a potential crisis. The Sun Sentinel reports that the school had many reportable incidents that year. But failure to report such incidents, as the paper observed, “mak[es] it impossible to spot a school’s trouble spots and inform parents about safety.”

Why is this so relevant? Because the Parkland attacker was himself the victim of reportedly vicious bullying. He was also the subject of dozens of tips made to local police and the FBI. But no one acted on that information—and then it was too late.

The “Road to Change” bus tour could have focused the nation’s attention on these issues. It could have called for schools’ safety improvements and proactive intervention for people like the Parkland attacker. Sadly, though, it seems to have had a very different objective.

According to the tour’s website, its objective was “to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote.” It was, according to its own words, a political operation.

Political activism is fine, but to focus on politics instead of commonsense solutions for school safety simply isn’t.”

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/stoneman-douglas-6-months

Bill Tozer

Politicalization: When lying to the FBI is not a lie or a crime or perjury:

Former FBI Director James Comey defended the Clinton aides’ inconsistent statements in a House Judiciary Committee hearing held on Sept. 28, 2016.

“Having done many investigations myself, there’s always conflicting recollections of facts, some of which are central [to the investigation], some of which are peripheral,” Comey told Jason Chaffetz, a former Utah congressman who served on the committee last year.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/04/clinton-aides-went-unpunished-after-making-false-statements-to-anti-trump-fbi-supervisor/

In most Justice Department cases, and certainly in the Mueller investigation, lying to the FBI is treated as what it is — a felony. The specter of prosecution is used to pressure low-ranking players to plead guilty to their crimes and cooperate against more culpable suspects. But this was the Obama Justice Department’s “investigation” of Hillary Clinton, so the felony was instead treated as the occasion to reward Combetta with immunity.

Figuring he was home free, Combetta promptly revised his story in a subsequent FBI interview on May 3, 2016. (FBI Clinton File, Part 3, pp. 21–27.) Now he admitted he had destroyed the emails, but claimed he had done it on his own.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/12/hillary-clinton-server-emails-erased-technician-should-be-pressured/

Scott Obermuller

BT at 5:52 - I'm sure Combetta 'acted alone'.
"An army of reddit users believes it has found evidence that former Hillary Clinton computer specialist Paul Combetta solicited free advice regarding Clinton's private email server from users of the popular web forum."
https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-09-19/paul-combetta-computer-specialist-who-deleted-hillary-clinton-emails-may-have-asked-reddit-for-tips
Combetta would like to not become suicidal or be the victim of a 'botched' robbery.

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